Media watch – Sunday

11 June 2017

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26 Comments

  1. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey posted the video on Facebook Wednesday, two days after a deadly workplace shooting in nearby Orlando claimed the lives of five people.

    “Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families,” Sheriff Ivey said.

    I’m fairly sure NZ Police would go nowhere near this sort of advice.

    • Gezza

       /  June 11, 2017

      Fortunately, for the most part, they’d have no need to. We don’t have anywhere as many gun nuts in the community as they do.

    • artcroft

       /  June 11, 2017

      I hear the next iphone comes with a built in Glock 9mm for convenience.

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 11, 2017

      NZ police are not yet confronted with this problem. But when it arrives here we will be having this conversation

    • Conspiratoor

       /  June 11, 2017

      NZ police are not yet confronted with this problem. But when it arrives here we will be having this conversation

      • Gezza

         /  June 11, 2017

        Heard ya the first time c.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 11, 2017

          Always been a little trigger happy. It’s the gun nut in me you see G

      • Gezza

         /  June 11, 2017

        Could be. When do you think this problem will be confronted the conversation will have to be had, c?

        And what will we be discussing?

        • Gezza

           /  June 11, 2017

          * mentally insert missing ‘&’ before final ‘the’, first line.

        • Conspiratoor

           /  June 11, 2017

          When Islamic terrorism arrives on these fair shores, there will be many of us who refuse to be sitting ducks G while these mongrels run down our loved ones. I’ll be packing ..but not to flee, if you get my drift.. Cheers,c

          • Gezza

             /  June 11, 2017

            Ah. Fair enuff. Thought you might have been referring to other sorts of crimes & nutters. Thanks for clarification. Next time be clearer please.

            Stunner of a day here c. Gorgeous out in the stream. Will get out there into it a bit today. What’s it like up your way?

            Uptick for my question please c.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  June 11, 2017

              Ambient temp has plummeted to 21deg. Unfamiliar yellow orb in the sky has been placed there by an advanced species

            • Gezza

               /  June 11, 2017

              Sounds lovely. Hope it’s not just a simulation.

            • Conspiratoor

               /  June 11, 2017

              Not wishing to dispel the illusion G but your hope is futile. The hypothesis just makes so much sense when you think about it. Explains god

            • Gezza

               /  June 11, 2017

              I see. Brown might beg to differ.
              And I hope not, because quite frankly, God owes me an explanation for a few things 😡. We’ll be having words when I see him next.

  2. MaureenW

     /  June 11, 2017

    The Trump/Russia beat up finally gets put to bed. Some outlets have issued retractions, others are yet to do so (NYT)
    http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/06/10/hannity-james-comey-humiliated-mainstream-press-testimony/

  3. duperez

     /  June 11, 2017

    “Fully understand that this is war,” says the good sheriff.

    What he means then, given the circumstances of the Orlando incident, is that you have to treat life as a battleground every minute. Everywhere there are people who lose their jobs like the guy in Orlando, everywhere there are people who are emotional with relationship problems, everywhere there are people upset about their financial circumstances, everywhere there are people with mental health issues, everywhere there are people annoyed at their neighbours.

    At any minute a miscreant is likely to go crazy and go on a shooting spree.

    Fortunately it’s not just disenchanted, upset, mentally ill people who have access to firepower. Sheriff Ivey’s county is just about as far away as possible in Florida from the Wild West. With all the citizens toting how far though?

  4. PDB

     /  June 11, 2017

    Apparently if you take a picture of your child playing rugby and it shows other kids then you should get permission from every other parent of each child (including those on the sidelines)shown in the photo before being able to post it on your social media page. The world is going down the gurgler……..

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11873219

    An Auckland primary school principal has warned parents not to post photos of other children taken at school events – including sporting activities – to social media without permission.

    And as thousands of parents hit the sidelines at sports fields across the country today, the head of the New Zealand School Trustees Association is set to urge other New Zealand schools to follow suit.

    Proud parents fill social media feeds with pictures and videos of their children’s prowess on the sports field or in school plays and concerts, but now they are being asked to be “good digital citizens”.

    Maurice Young from Marina View School in West Auckland sent the reminder to the school community after concerned parents from his school were alerted to photos of their child on the internet.

    NetSafe spokesman Sean Lyons said there were many reasons parents did not want photos of their children on sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

    These included general privacy and safety to religious and cultural sensitivity and custody arrangements or disputes.

    “One of the main issues is as a poster we don’t know if there is a custody or protection order,” Lyons said.”

    • Gezza

       /  June 11, 2017

      “One of the main issues is as a poster we don’t know if there is a custody or protection order,” Lyons said.”

      That one I can understand.

      • PDB

         /  June 11, 2017

        Perhaps, but out of all the photos of kids playing sports, receiving awards, doing group activities etc how often is this the case? If that was a defense we should ban ALL photos of humans in case we might cause some sort of offense to the odd person accidently photographed.

        It’s like banning walking because the odd person gets hit by a vehicle.

        • Gezza

           /  June 11, 2017

          Thought about it. True. Main thing is, if the bastard stalks your daughter & kids again despite the protection order, you can find him, get your brothers & brothers in law, & all go smack the hell out of him.

          • duperez

             /  June 11, 2017

            Easy. Don’t let kids who have custody and protection orders play.

            • duperez

               /  June 11, 2017

              Now the debate can be about whether that was being facetious. (Is being facetious allowed any more?)

            • Gezza

               /  June 11, 2017

              Sure. We all know what faeces are.

          • PDB

             /  June 11, 2017

            Really this is a continuation of the pandering to the minority that runs rife in our society.

            What’s a bet the liberals pushing this barrow were on New Idea’s side in this legal case…

            “Five Court of Appeal judges unanimously dismissed the appeal of Hosking and his estranged wife, Marie, against a High Court decision allowing New Idea to publish pictures of Mrs Hosking pushing Ruby and Bella in a stroller in an Auckland street in December 2002 when they were 18-months-old.”

            “Existing common and statute law allows the media to publish pictures of people taken in a public place without their permission”

            “Publication of the photos did not breach a “reasonable expectation of privacy”, they did not show where the children lived or any information that might be useful for someone with ill intent.”

            “The judges said they were not convinced a person of “ordinary sensibilities” would find publication of the photos highly offensive or objectionable, despite young children being involved.”

            “We cannot see any real harm in it,” they said.”

            http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=3556884

  5. Blazer

     /  June 11, 2017

    ‘A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.’F.Allen.